Britain sign nuclear, oil deals during Cameron's visit

08:54, February 23, 2011      

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Oil-rich Kuwait and its close ally Britain on Tuesday signed several deals on nuclear and oil cooperation during British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to the emirate.

The official KUNA news agency said Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Cameron discussed the latest developments in the region and issues of common concern.

The two countries signed two memos of understanding (MOU) on peaceful use of nuclear and trade cooperation.

Kuwait National Petroleum Company, the refining arm of state- owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, also inked two MOUs with and British Petroleum and Shell.

Britain is the main partner in oil cooperation of Kuwait, the fourth largest exporter of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Country (OPEC).

Cameron stopped in Egypt on Monday to become the first foreign leader to visit the country after former President Hosni Mubarak was unseated.

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